SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced an enriched and simplified DXi®-Series deduplication family, including a new DXi6900 appliance, to serve as the foundation for next-generation data protection. The DXi6900 is powered by Quantum's DXi software with StorNext 5 technology at its core to optimize performance, scalability and manageability for enterprises and service providers. This latest DXi offering enables industry-leading scalability and faster backups, restores and replication while easing the strain on network bandwidth and reducing overall operating expenses. When combined with Quantum's Q-Cloud™ Protect services, the new DXi-Series enables customers to build data protection workflows that extend across sites and to the cloud.

Addressing Complex Workflow Demands
Quantum has a simplified disk backup portfolio based on three platforms -- the DXi6900 for midrange to enterprise environments, the DXi4700 for SMB to midrange implementations which was introduced earlier this year, and the DXi V-Series for virtual environments. Designed to meet the increasing range of customers' data protection workflow needs, the DXi6900 incorporates a number of key enhancements, including:

  • StorNext 5 Accelerates Backup and Restore Times: Quantum's StorNext 5 technology offers the industry's fastest single stream performance and has been proven in some of the most data-intensive environments. At the core of the DXi software engine, StorNext 5 technology enables DXi6900 to deliver the deduplication performance required for evermore demanding and fluid backup and restore workflows.
  • iLayer Intelligence Increases IT Staff Productivity: Unique iLayer™ software makes multi-site data protection easier, with simple setup configuration wizards, detailed resource utilization reporting and an intuitive topology-based view of the environment. Proactive monitoring and reporting -- including on mobile devices -- enables improved business decision making to speed resolution time.
  • Unique Capacity-on-Demand Provides Easy Scalability: The DXi6900 continues Quantum's commitment to capacity-on-demand licensing, enabling users to scale from 17 TB to 510 TB via a simple licensing key. This approach eliminates the uncertainty of predicting growth requirements, empowering users to add capacity quickly and non-disruptively when needed.

In addition to providing new capabilities with DXi6900, Quantum continues to offer advantages across the DXi-Series portfolio and in conjunction with the company's cloud services:

  • Maximize Disk Storage and Reduce Costs: Patented variable length deduplication, which provides up to 3x disk savings efficiencies versus fixed block approaches, dramatically reduces demands on network infrastructures to make multi-site disaster recovery solutions practical for more customers. Further, direct integration with Q-Cloud Protect enables the DXi-Series to provide the lowest OPEX while maximizing efficiencies locally, in the cloud and across networks.
  • Protect Data Across Sites and in the Cloud: Using physical or virtual on-premise DXi appliances, customers can replicate to Quantum's Q-Cloud Protect data center to deliver secure, offsite data protection for pennies per GB per month with chargeback capabilities.
  • Military-Grade Security: Self-encrypting drives with military-grade AES-256 bit encryption provide security at rest and across the wire without degrading performance.

Supporting Quotes
Amy Rao, founder and CEO, Integrated Archive Systems
"Our customers place a high value on being able to manage their IT growth which can be hard to predict. Quantum's DXi-Series with capacity-on-demand and cloud-ready capabilities demonstrates fresh thinking that allows customers to purchase exactly the capacity they need, when they need it, and take a more agile approach to protecting their data."

Dave Simpson, senior analyst, The 451 Group
"Backup is broken, but a single technology won't fix it. Rather, it will be a combination of advances that alters the data protection landscape to solve the backup-and-recovery problems that currently plague IT professionals. Quantum clearly understands this, as demonstrated by its focus on providing new deduplication solutions that enable customers to adapt to the realities of new workflow demands from the data center to the cloud."

Robert Clark, senior vice president, Product Operations, Quantum
"Data centers have grown more complex, charged with protecting multiple sites and new virtualized environments, as well as coping with continued rapid data growth. While cloud adoption is helping to ease the strain, it can also cause further complexity. The DXi-Series with StorNext 5 technology at the core addresses this complexity, delivering the inherent advantages of purpose-built backup appliances in a simplified portfolio designed to meet the diverse demands of modern data protection workflows and environments."

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